Which data plan will you choose?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by doubleatheman, Jun 2, 2010.


Which data plan will you choose?

  1. 200MB: $15 (Additional data is $15 for 200GB)

    18 vote(s)
  2. 2GB: $25 (Additional data is $10 for 1GB)

    24 vote(s)
  3. Unlimited (5GB?) $30 Grandfather plan from old phone

    65 vote(s)
  4. 2GB + Tethering: $45 (Additional data is $10 for 1GB)

    1 vote(s)
  1. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
  2. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    For me it's simple,

    I use about 400MB per month, but I have months where I will use more than 2GB, I know that 98% of users now don't use more than 2GB of data.. but in two years this will be a very different story. All of these companies that want to cap, want to screw us over in 2 years, not today. What will AT&T's encouragement be to ever make new data plans with more data in a few years. They will force us to a cap they mad in 2010. (Please prove me wrong, but thats what I feel is going on IMO)

    I really see myself using more than 2GB per month in a few years. I don't want to be stuck to some cap in two years. I think the $30 unlimited may be a bad deal now, but hopefully will save me in the long run.

    Although getting the $15 plan for my family users whom have very light use on the iPhone is a good deal! This might very well cause my mom to get an iPhone.
  3. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    Need to remove that (5GB?) from the unlimited option.
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Well, I voted for 2 GB but that's IF there are no surprises when the new phone comes out. So I'm waiting before I change.

    I'm really kind of expecting video-chatting to be a Wi-fi only feature. If it instead turns out to be a 3G data thing then I may keep my unlimited plan.

    So...probably 2 GB, but I'm gonna wait a while before switching.
  5. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    it's confirmed there is no soft cap?
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Sometimes I use over 2Gb if tethering, so because I'll pay $30 if I'm between 2Gb-3Gb using the 2Gb plan, I might as well keep unlimited for the same price so I can tether and get unlimited data for $30 instead of $45.
  7. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    You can't add tethering to the $30 unlimited plan.... (Unless your jailbroken, sounds like you are because your already tethering)
  8. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    Even though I don't use alot of data I will be remaining with my $30 unlimited data plan. One of those you never situations when you may need it.
  9. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    There is no cap
  10. Fabienne macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2009
    Some super-sexy place in the Midwest
    I don't game so I can probably get by with the lowest level comfortably, I am SURE that AT&T would be delighted to upgrade me any time I like, too. But, I am going to start off at the bottom and work my way up.
  11. iPhone3Gusr macrumors member


    May 22, 2010
    I completely agree. I will be keeping my unlimited data plan as well.
  12. lovemyipad macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2010
    I really hope something bad happens to ATT. I don't know what, but out of business would be nice.

    How the **** can not even OFFER unlimited data for a price even if its higher than 30?

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO MAD! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  13. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    As long as the $30 doesn't kill me, I'll stick with it since I'd hate to downsize and then find I really need that extra data. I mentioned in another post about my 200 text messages not making the grade anymore and the same could happen with data--even though I don't use it much since I stay connected via wi-fi at home.
  14. cdp1276 macrumors member


    Dec 26, 2005
    Fairport, NY
    I'm currently on the original subsidized iPhone data plans of $20 unlimited + 200 texts and $30 unlimited +1500 texts. When I upgrade to the new iPhone I know that these plans are no longer offered. However, will I still be able to keep the unlimited plan as a current smart phone customer? I just don't want to be forced into one of these cap tier data plans.
  15. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Agreed. Idk what it is, but I must have missed the memo or meeting where everyone in the world was told that "Unlimited" now stands for "5GB limit". It's that type of stupidity that keeps incorrect information alive and well, and it sucks
  16. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    im used to unlimited, I'll stick with unlimited
  17. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    Hey I used a question mark :p
  18. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    staying at 30. i get unlimited and tethering which is better than 35 for 2gigs with tethering and i plan on using my ipad with the same sim. so 30 is a no brainer
  19. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Lol, I wasn't talking about you, sorry! And it's not just this site, either. That little "fact" is like a virus, it's spreading everywhere. It is my job to eradicate it wherever it pops up next. You can call me, Mr. Penisillin (sic)
  20. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    I'm keeping my $30 unlimited plan. Everyone is looking in the past with their data usage, I'm looking towards the future. With the new iPhone, there will surely be new apps and programs that will kill your data usage.

    You can always downgrade later if you feel it's not needed but you can never upgrade back to unlimited again.
  21. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    OP, this is a random question, was it hard to build your desktop? I'm thinking of building a total gaming beast and I was wondering on the difficulty. Your setup seems to be the one im leaning for. Was it pretty expensive? I noticed you have some crazy gadgets in that monster.
  22. tnisatard macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2008
    im definitely keeping my unlimited

    i could only see myself switching to the data pro if it was $20, or tethering was a 1 time fee of $20

    but i guess ill just jailbreak and get tethering for free again
  23. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX
    NO, you will have to use a new plan
  24. ViPhone macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    This sucks. I sell my first iPhone, to go back to Blackberry. Now that I once again want to go back to Apple, ATT screws me over. Why not just offer an unlimited plan? I'd estimate that although 98% of users only use 2GB or less of data, 50+% would buy the unlim. plan. Idiots! They could be making more money. This is bad for everyone. Way to go, ATT. I might just switch to Verizon now. :mad:
  25. tnisatard macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2008
    you have a blackberry.... you can just add the blackberry data plan and thats fine

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